Journal article

Fertility and pregnancy in the Fontan population

Dominica Zentner, Aneta Kotevski, Ingrid King, Leeanne Grigg, Yves d'Udekem

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Women with a Fontan circulation are deemed at significantly increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Publications describe a small number of pregnancies worldwide and a high rate of miscarriage. We compiled the experience of women enrolled in the Australia and New Zealand Fontan (ANZ) Registry with regard to menarche, contraceptive use, pregnancy advice and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: Women within the ANZ Fontan Registry were contacted and asked to consent to receiving sequential questionnaires. RESULTS: 156 women ≥ 18 years of age (including 4 deceased individuals) were identified, 101 women consented and 97 completed the initial questionnaire. Women..

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